Since 1997, the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (WPB) has led local workforce development by identifying local labour market trends and priorities and working with the community to develop action plans to address these issues.
We help business, educators, unions, governments, jobseekers, Employment Ontario to better understand labour market dynamics and realities by:
Researching local data around workforce and industries
Providing expert analysis on emergent trends and data found locally
Producing information pieces (events, on-line and tactile) which inform hiring, retention, training and jobseeking decisions
Developing programs and products that contribute to solving stakeholder labour market challenges
Sharing our knowledge and analysis across sectors to engage stakeholders who may not normally connect.
Who Do We Serve?
WPB is one of 26 local boards across the province of Ontario, made up of workforce development stakeholders. WPB is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.
WPB covers Waterloo Region, Wellington County, Guelph and Dufferin County and supports all stakeholders within the towns and townships under these upper tier municipal governments.
Why Work With Us?
WPB values its neutral, community-focused and evidence-based position across Waterloo Wellington and Dufferin. We proudly support organizations seeking data for proposals to develop our local workforce and are happy to partner to improve our workforce.
If you are an employer and need data to improve your hiring processes or understand the current labour market, please reach out to us and we will do our best to support you with a referral, a customized wages/labour market report or resources that could provide local answers. Reach out and let us see how we can help.